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Join us for Rueda de Casino classes (a style of Cuban Salsa Dancing). Learn the fundamental basic elements, lots of variations and the combinations that make up Rueda de Casino. Enjoy the music, the fun, friendly dancers as you learn this Cuban social dance when we meet at the dance studio in Los Angeles or in Orange County.

We also have our monthly Cuban Dance Party known as "Cubamania" at El Floridita Cuban Restaurant in Hollywood.

Newcomers are always welcomed, whether you have been dancing for years or it is your first time. Salseros, Bachateros, and any style of dancers and non-dancers may join. It is a great way to learn new moves, have fun, meet people, and enjoy dancing! Robert and Laura Cristina's take on dancing rueda is.... "Life is too short. Why dance with just one person? Dance with everyone and all within the same song!"

We also organize Dance Study trips to Cuba and abroad! Yes! Robert and Laura Cristina host dance study trips to Cuba in Spring, Summer, and Winter featuring cultural and educational exchange by engaging directly with Cuban locals. In May 2019, Robert and Laura Cristina founded "Dame Salsa Global", a travel services company for the dance enthusiasts to connect dancers with Latin Dance Festivals worldwide.

If you are interested in joining us...visit DameSalsaGlobal.com (soon to be launched) or please contact us by sending us an email DameSalsaCubana@gmail.com

Learn about other Cuban Music and Dance events at:

https://www.damesalsacubana.com/

https://www.facebook.com/DameSalsaCubana/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RuedaInTheParkOC/
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We can't wait to dance with you "A lo Cubano" (the Cuban way).

Upcoming events (2)

Rueda de Casino/Cuban Salsa Classes

Costa Mesa Dance Center (formally Salsa Swing Connection)

FUN CUBAN SALSA FRIDAYS in Orange County! Come to dance, laugh, learn, and socialize in our fun Rueda de Casino classes, a style of Cuban Salsa.

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DameSalsaCubana

7PM LEVEL 1 ~ 4-WEEK SERIES
Our 4-week Rueda de Casino/Cuban Salsa beginner series is a hit, so buy your pass before we start our first class!
Class dates Oct 8, 15, 29 & Nov 5.

**NOTE - Our current series started on Oct 8th. Our next series starts on Nov 12th, 2021

8PM LEVEL 2 ~ 4-WEEK SERIES "NEW LEVEL"
This course is a continuation of Rueda de Casino LEVEL 1. In this class, you will learn the next level of stapled patterns that are common all over the world. You will learn moves that will get you comfortable to jump into any Rueda! Buy your pass before we start our first class! **Prerequisite: completed Rueda de Casino LEVEL 1
Class dates Oct 8, 15, 29 & Nov 5.

**NOTE - Our current series started on Oct 8th. Our next series starts on Nov 12th, 2021

9PM INTERMEDIATE LEVEL Rueda de Casino Class.
Walk-ins are welcome for intermediate-level classes. You will learn intermediate - and beyond. Our goal is for you to continue learning proper footwork and technique and intermediate-advanced Rueda de Casino moves.
**Prerequisite: completed Rueda de Casino LEVEL 2 or Have taken Casino classes before and is proficient in Casino patterns.

Contact [masked] if you're not sure which class you may attend.

CLASS PRICES:
LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2
$48 for our 4-week series

Intermediate:
$12 per 1-hour class or $55 for a 5-class punch card ($5 Savings).

Please buy your classes before the class starts to help us avoid the rush and delay so we can start on time.

To buy classes or punch card, select any of the following methods:
Square: http://bit.ly/RuedadeCasino-Classes
Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/DameSalsaGlobal
Venmo: @DameSalsaGlobal
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GooglePay: [masked]

​ADDRESS:
Pacific Performing Arts (Costa Mesa Dance Center)
2221 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

The studio is located next to America Tires and Behind WindowHQ Store.
FREE PARKING at the studio and furniture store next door.

For more details, go to https://www.damesalsacubana.com/rueda-de-casino-orange-county

​We can't wait to dance with you a lo Cubano!

Timba - Rumba en la Calle/Dancing in the Streets

211 W 2nd St

💢 Downtown merchants and Calle Cuatro Marketplace presents Timba - Rumba el la Calle! A night of Timba Music and Dancing‼️

Join us for a night of dancing to the rhythms of Cuban Salsa/Timba, Rumba, and Cuban Son in the Artist Village (2nd Street Promenade) in the City of Santa Ana.

♦️ 6-7pm: Free Rueda de Casino Dance Lesson featuring Dame Salsa Cubana Instructors Robert Morales & Laura Cristina, who have been teaching for 9 years in Orange County.

Rueda de Casino, which means Salsa in a circle, was developed in Havana, Cuba, in the early 1950s. In this fun dance, pairs of dancers form a circle, with dance moves called out by one person, a caller, and the couples execute in unison. In addition, most patterns involve the swapping of partners, where the partners move around the circle to the next partner. The combination of elaborate dance combinations and the constant movement of partners create a visually spectacular effect and a sense of community.

♦️ 7-10pm: Cuban Salsa/Timba Music & Dancing with 🎧 DJ BYRON.

Wear flats, dancing is on concrete. All ages are welcome, lots of bars, restaurants, and galleries to check out.

✴ PLEASE SHARE AND INVITE FRIENDS!

🌍 Event Location: Artist Village (2nd Street Promenade). 125 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701 (next to The Den Café).

🏁 2 Public Parking Structures only 1 block away and the first two hours FREE
• 201 W 3rd Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
• 310 N Birch St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

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Rueda de Casino/Cuban Salsa Classes

Costa Mesa Dance Center (formally Salsa Swing Connection)

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